The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431-1519

The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431-1519


By (author) Christopher Hibbert

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  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 23mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0547247818
  • ISBN 13: 9780547247816
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 93,758

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The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in--the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance--to life. The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame -- his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia's husband and served as the model for Machiavelli's "The Prince." The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.

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PRAISE FOR CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT "[A] superbly scrupulous and sympathetic interpreter."--"The Boston Globe" "Simply unputdown-able."--"The New York Times Book Review"